The Sasha McCandless Series
Meet attorney Sasha McCandless in Irreparable Harm, the fast-paced, whip-smart legal thriller by USA TODAY Bestselling Author Melissa F. Miller.
After eight long years, Sasha is about to make partner at a prestigious law firm. All she has to do is keep her head down and her billable hours up. When a plane operated by her client slams into the side of a mountain, killing everyone aboard, Sasha gears up to defend the inevitable civil lawsuits. She soon realizes the crash was no accident: a developer has created an application that can control a commercial plane's onboard computer from a smartphone.
Sasha joins forces with a federal air marshal, and they race to prevent another airline disaster. But when people close to the matter start turning up dead, Sasha must rely on both her legal skills and her Krav Maga training to stop the madman before he kills her.
It's been six months since an airplane crash altered the course of attorney Sasha McCandless's professional and personal life. She's now focused on building her solo law practice and tending her budding relationship with federal air marshal Leo Connelly, who helped her stop a madman.
When Sasha drives from Pittsburgh to rural Clear Brook County to argue a discovery motion, she finds a town bitterly divided over the issue of hydrofracking the Marcellus Shale. Outsiders from the oil and gas industry and environmental activists threaten to rip apart the community's fabric.
Then the town's only judge is murdered, and Sasha can't just walk away. As she works to find the killer, she must race to save the town before it fractures beyond repair.
The venerable law firm of Prescott & Talbott is reeling from the murder of partner Ellen Mortenson -- purportedly at the hands of her estranged husband -- when a photograph of the dead woman arrives, her face Xed out and "ONE DOWN" scrawled across the bottom. Within days, a second partner is murdered, her husband also accused.
Sasha doesn't practice criminal defense, so she's suspicious when her former firm asks her to represent Ellen's husband. Owing Prescott a favor, she takes the case and soon finds herself representing not one, but both, of the so-called Lady Lawyer Killers. The long hours jeopardize her relationship with Leo Connelly when he needs her most.
That's the least of Sasha's troubles, though, because what she doesn't know is that the real killer is waging a vendetta for a past case gone wrong. And there's one more lawyer on his list.
In the name of science, an international team of researchers creates a deadly virus capable of killing untold millions. While the U.S. government quietly stockpiles a vaccine, a militaristic group of doomsday preppers begins to mobilize in response to the economic collapse they're convinced is coming.
Sasha McCandless has put danger and intrigue behind her to focus on her blessedly unexciting commercial litigation practice and couldn't be further removed from the escalating tension. That is, until her boyfriend, Leo Connelly, the new chief security officer for the vaccine manufacturer, discovers someone's been looting the cache.
Then the Doomsday virus is stolen and a researcher is murdered. Sasha and Leo have just three days to prevent the release of the ultimate biochemical weapon. Sasha's saved her share of innocent lives in the past. But this time can she really save the world?
Sasha McCandless and Leo Connelly are looking forward to a romantic Valentine's Day together--a break from the chaos and danger that seem to follow them. They have a few surprises in store for one another, too.
But first they'll have to navigate multiple hurdles, as Sasha's cooking skills, a battered woman in a parking lot, a former client, and a homeless kitten all threaten to derail their plans.
Even Sasha's most daunting cases to date haven't prepared her for her current challenge: finding a wedding reception venue that her mother and Connelly can agree on.
Wedding planning woes become the least of her worries, though, when Bodhi King, a forensic pathologist for the City of Pittsburgh, comes to her for help. Young women across the city are dying, and he suspects their deaths are connected. After he voices his suspicions, he becomes a target. Bodhi needs Sasha and Connelly’s assistance to unearth the truth before it's buried along with more victims -- and him, if whoever's trying to silence him succeeds.
The trail is long and dirty, leading to political influencers, backroom deals, and the biggest law firm in town. But Sasha won’t stop until she frees the city she calls home from the grip of corruption—whatever the cost.
Sasha and Connelly are finally getting married!
They’ve gathered their closest friends and family at a remote eco-resort in Nicaragua to attend their New Year’s Eve wedding on the beach. It’s romantic. It’s breathtaking. It’s perfect.
Until a murderous enemy from their past arranges for armed banditos to storm the resort and take the bride and groom hostage.
Till death do us part may come all too soon, unless Sasha, Connelly, and their guests can outwit the mercenaries and reclaim control of the festivities.
The honeymoon's over for newlyweds Sasha and Leo when they return in IRREVOCABLE TRUST, the new legal thriller by USA TODAY Bestselling Author Melissa F. Miller. The Federal Witness Protection Program has never lost a witness--until now. When Allison Bennett is brutally murdered in rural North Carolina, six children are left motherless, and a dangerous enemy puts into motion a plan to bring Sasha and Leo to their knees.
The first year of marriage is challenging enough. But throw in a murderous escaped felon bent on revenge and six grieving kids with nowhere else to turn, and suddenly Sasha and Leo are facing their most difficult test to date. It will take all their courage, ingenuity, and teamwork to prevail—and if they can get through this, surviving marriage will be a breeze.
Sasha's adventures continue in Irrefutable Evidence.
Sasha’s knee-deep in an insurance coverage case, determined to finish discovery before her upcoming first anniversary trip to a tropical island. When she uncovers evidence of an arson-for-profit conspiracy buried in the thousands of pages of documents, she’s tempted to ignore it.
But that’s not Sasha’s style, so she takes the information to the authorities. Suddenly, instead of jetting off to Fiji, Sasha and Leo find themselves on the run from a hit man determined to cover up the crimes. They race to a deserted barrier island to hide out. Unfortunately for them, both the killer and a winter storm are headed their way.
Sasha and Leo face the fight of their lives, and the stakes are higher than even they realize.
Sasha and Connelly are entering the home stretch ... Sasha's 39+ weeks pregnant and just a tiny bit cranky. Connelly's just a tiny bit panicked. The couple's excitement at their impending arrival is mixed with a dash of nerves, a touch of chaos, and a hint of danger. And too many surprises to count.
Sasha finds more trouble in Informed Consent.
As Sasha and Leo approach their second wedding anniversary, they have their hands full adjusting to life as new parents. Leo resolves to track down the father he never knew. Meanwhile, Sasha tackles a case on behalf of assisted living facility residents who may have been the unwitting subjects of medical research.
Both situations escalate unexpectedly, and Sasha and Leo are each forced to decide just how much they’re willing to risk in the name of family.
Sasha and Connelly return in the ninth book in the USA TODAY Bestselling Sasha McCandless series! The new parents leave the twins with Sasha's parents and set off for some much needed R&R. An adults-only cruise sounds like the perfect opportunity to relax and recharge.
But once the ship's in international waters, Sasha sees something she shouldn't have. Suddenly, instead of enjoying sunsets and cocktails, she and Connelly are skulking around the ship, trying to evade a dangerous band of lawless maritime criminals. Outside the jurisdiction of organized law enforcement, Sasha and Connelly are forced to take matters into their own hands.
When civil litigator and Krav Maga fighter Sasha McCandless pummels a harasser into a pulp during an altercation in a bar, she's sentenced to an anger management diversion program for first-time offenders. Sasha chafes at the sentence, arguing that she was defending herself from imminent danger. But her law partner Will Volmer and her husband Leo Connelly both beg her to go along with the program to protect her license to practice law and her family's privacy.
One of Sasha's classmates woman complains bitterly that she's being set up to discredit her. She claims she's a whistleblower with explosive dirt on her employer. When the woman goes missing and then turns up dead, Sasha suspects she may have been telling the truth.
Sasha and Leo set out to investigate and discover a cover-up with the deadliest of implications. Sasha has no choice but to pursue justice, but in doing so she puts herself and her family in the crosshairs, endangering not only her livelihood, but her life.
Sasha McCandless-Connelly has a finely honed sense of right and wrong--and a long memory. The handful of grudges she's nursing has started to cause problems at work and at home. When an old adversary and an old ally both come back into the picture, she'll learn whether she has the capacity to forgive and forget. It's a task that just might prove harder than bringing down killers, running a law firm, or parenting twins.
After seven years together, she knows him better than anyone. Doesn't she?
In the eleventh book in this fast-paced USA Today bestselling series, wife-and-husband team Sasha and Leo find themselves on opposite sides of an explosive situation.
Sasha's up to her elbows in a data privacy matter. Her client could be on the hook for breaching the privacy of hundreds of customers. All because a rogue employee intentionally leaked personal information for reasons known only to him.
Meanwhile, Leo's busy with a high-stakes case of his own. He's been ordered to neutralize a national security threat to the country, but he has his doubts about the strength of the evidence against the target.
As Leo vets the information he's been given, Sasha learns that federal law enforcement has an interest in her civil matter. Because they both take their duties of confidentiality seriously, neither realizes that their cases are intertwined. Until one of the affected customers in Sasha's case is murdered ... and the evidence points to Leo as the killer.
Sasha's not about to turn in her own husband, so she tails him instead. She only hopes what she finds will clear his name, not destroy their marriage.
When a five-foot-nothing lawyer's client goes missing, nothing will get in the way of her efforts to find him--not even a violent terrorist cell, a trained assassin, and an opioid-trafficking ring.
You guessed it. Sasha McCandless-Connelly is back.
When Sasha's client is a no-show for his federal sentencing hearing in a bulk money smuggling case, the presiding judge is not amused. He gives her the weekend to locate the guy or face the consequences.
She tracks down her client in a remote West Virginia town, but it's not the end of her problems--it's just the beginning. He's being held hostage by violent men who are convinced he's the key to eight million dollars that have gone missing from a terrorist organization's coffers.
After a day passes with no word from Sasha, an increasingly worried Leo leaves the kids with a friend and heads to West Virginia in search of his wife. He arrives only to end up in the middle of a massive drug-trafficking investigation.
Cut off from one another and from any means of communication and surrounded by players who aren't who they seem to be, Sasha and Leo each figure out half of the story. Now, they're running out of time to put it all together.
But anyone who knows Sasha and Leo knows better than to bet against them.
On November 20, 1999, a phone call shattered Sasha McCandless' family with the news that her brother Patrick had been shot and killed. Exactly twenty years later, another middle of the night phone call thrusts Sasha into a dangerous new case.
A protest over the death of a young man at the hands of the Milltown Police ends with several protestors being snatched off the street by a group of black-clad armed men. Sasha agrees to represent three of the detainees in a case against the police department and the secretive organization that abducted them.
As her investigation heats up, she becomes a target. Meanwhile, a chance encounter with a college student brings her past crashing into the present. Her search for the truth will reopen old wounds and cause fresh pain.
It's the week after Christmas, and the McCandless-Connelly family is snowed in. Really snowed in. Roads are closed. Stores are closed. A curfew is in place. And Sasha and Leo's five-year-old twins are climbing the walls.
A game of hide and seek is meant to keep Finn and Fiona busy, not turn up a sixty-five-year-old mystery. But when the kids find an old metal box hidden in the attic's wall, they have a million questions: How did a military plane vanish in a Pittsburgh river? Whose dog tags with Cyrillic letters are in the box?
The twins are swept up in the mystery and, soon, so are Sasha and Leo. They're cut off, locked in, and hot on the scent of a dangerous secret.
Little kids, little problems. Big kids ... federal felony charges?
Attorney Sasha McCandless-Connelly has her hands full with her six-year-old twins, but she adores her pack of nieces and nephews. So when sixteen-year-old Colin calls and tearfully announces that he's been arrested, she flies into action to protect him.
Colin's accused of using the Internet to make threatening statements, a federal felony. Social media posts by Colin threaten his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend with violence—and worse. Colin swears he didn't make the posts, and Sasha believes him. Then the private messages turn up.
As she shines a light on the high school's dark underbelly, the teenagers close rank, and the whispered secrets multiply. But she's confident she can clear Colin's name. Then someone actually tries to make good on the threat to kill the other boy. Colin's taken into custody on an attempted murder charge, and the prosecutor vows to try him as an adult.
Someone's trying to frame him. But who? And why? Sasha navigates a web of lies and ever-shifting alliances as she scrambles to save a kid whose diapers she once changed ... even as she realizes she doesn't know him nearly as well as she thought she did.